Snake Park is located in one of the urban centres of Chennai city
called Adyar. This famous snake breeding park lies in the Guindy
area of the city suburb, Adyar. Accessibility to the park is
provided by a small road linked to Sardar Vallabhai Patel Road.
There are few such parks in the entire state of Tamil Nadu.
Snake Park was founded by one of the prominent wildlife
conservationist Romulus Whitaker. The park was established in the
year 1972 with the intention that is to preserve the endangered
reptile species in the sub continent. The park features the breeding
and captive place of many Indian snake species. Snake Park is
maintained by a trust called Madras Snake Park Trust, which was
established at the same time when park was. The park secured the
recognition as Medium Zoo from the Central Zoo Authority in the year
1995. The park houses a number of snake species, lizards, crocodiles
The park breeds more than 30 species of Indian snakes. Some of the
most sought after species include King Cobra, Indian Rock Python,
Reticulated Python, Adders and Vipers. In addition to the snakes the
park also breeds species of lizards, crocodiles and turtles. The
museum in the park premises contains preserved specimens of many
reptiles and amphibians.
Snake Park is open on all week days except Tuesday. The visitng
hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.